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    15 Experiences To Have In Gaborone

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Botswana Tourism By Becca Blond, 5:00 pm

    Botswana’s capital city of Gaborone, made famous by the novel “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” is not on par with Cape Town when it comes to beauty, but it is the country’s largest city and commercial center. You might end up there on a trip to Africa, especially if you are headed to Botswana on safari or for business.

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    SAA Adds Nonstop Flights Washington, D.C. To Accra, Reduces Flights To Senegal

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    South African Airways will launch new nonstop service between Washington, D.C. and Accra, and reduce the number of its flights to Senegal. “Ghana is quickly becoming a strong international business destination in Africa and this new route is going to make travel to the region easier for many travelers from North America,” said the SAA North America VP.

  • Agriculture

    Popular Nigerian Agriculture Minister Elected AfDB President

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Photo: africanbusinesscentral.com By Dana Sanchez, 2:58 pm

    Akinwumi Adesina, Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, was named president of the African Development Bank Thursday in Abidjan, beating out seven candidates. He endeared himself to unemployed and under-employed Africans — not just in Nigeria, but all over the continent — when he said his goal was to make as many millionaires, maybe even billionaires, from agriculture as possible. This was Adesina’s third try for the AfDB presidency.

  • Agriculture

    North Africa Doing Well Against Hunger, Sub-Sahara Not So Much

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Photo: Nestle/africanfarming.net By Dana Sanchez, 2:06 pm

    Severe food insecurity has almost been eradicated in North Africa but about one in four people is still hungry in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the latest annual U.N. hunger report. Improved agricultural productivity, inclusive growth and greater social protection resulted in an overall drop in world hunger. Some African countries made considerable progress reducing hunger. Others, not so much. Some of the countries will surprise you. Check them out here.

  • Business

    10 Not So Wimpy Weapons Made In South Africa

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Photo: Denel By Dana Sanchez, 12:06 pm AFKI Original

    South Africans are behind some of the world’s innovations, including weapons. A post-apartheid weapons maker says South Africa is making top-notch weapons. Others scoff at the idea that the country today could defend itself from a serious attack. We all read reports recently of how ageing white South Africans are helping to bring Boko Haram’s six-year reign of terror to an end in Nigeria. Here are some of the military weapons and equipment developed or built in South Africa that they may have had at their disposal.

  • Business

    Somalis Cry Foul After Remittance Lifeline Is Shut Down

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    Somalia’s president has lashed out at the government of neighbouring Kenya, accusing it of a heavy-handed approach to regional security, and specifically criticizing Kenya’s recent decision to clamp down on money transfer companies allegedly linked to the militant group, al-Shabab. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud described the remittance industry as “a lifeline” for millions of Somalis

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    How Drones Could Be The Future Of Peacekeeping In Africa

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Photo: privacyinternational.org By Kevin Mwanza, 8:22 am

    According to a report on FRANCE 24, the United Nation (UN) is considering adding drones to its humanitarian equipment in peacekeeping missions across the world. This unmanned drones will help survey conflict areas and deliver crucial assistance to UN teams in the field, the global organization said in a report published in February.

  • Tourism

    15 Things To Do In Cape Verde

    A fishing boat off Sal Island, Cape Verde. By Lara Moses, 5:00 am

    Made up of ten beautiful volcanic islands, Cape Verde is a small country in the central Atlantic Ocean. With amazing beaches, great hiking areas, a few scuba diving sites, and cute towns, it’s also a small piece of paradise for anyone who loves the outdoors. Here are a few things to do in Cape Verde.

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